My baby girl was born at 31.5 weeks and is now 8 weeks old. In fact, today is her due date!
Anyhow, she was in the NICU for 5 weeks and was never given anything but my breastmilk, via gavauge or bottle. She was unable to latch on properly from the get go, so we have used the nipple shield. I am wanting to wean her off this because she does not get enough milk with the shield and my breasts aren't getting propper stimulation. The only problem - she will have nothing to do with my real nipple!!! So, now I am pumping pumping pumping... I have tried to exclusively breastfeed her with the nipple shield and she is not getting enough milk. She will stay on my boob for 3-4 hours at a time. So now I am alternating breastfeeding with bottle feedings. This is extreamly frustrating and would love any input.